Part 2 of Catching the Bounce: The Story of Joseph Valachi - Read part 1 here
By Thom L. Jones
In the Cosa Nostra, it was mandatory that when called upon, a soldier carries out any job handed down…Continue
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At the end of the day, when all was said and done, Joe was basically a bum. The only thing he ever did that was worth a tin of beans was to kill the wrong guy, and getting all remorseful about it, blow the lid off a group of criminals. Until then, they had been so secretive about their existence they made the order of Masons appear to be…Continue
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The balls on this guy. Former Genovese family mobster Anthony Arillotta (above) is causing quite a stir in his old stomping grounds of Springfield, Massachusetts. After climbing to the top of the city’s mob crew by arranging the 2003 murder of his predecessor, capo Adolfo Bruno, he left town with his tail between his…Continue
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Estimate members: Between 200 and 225 (according to Jerry Capeci)
First Boss: Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Primary activities: The most powerful and wealthy crime Family in the New York area, and perhaps the entire country. The Genovese Family maintains major…
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After more than thirty years, Gambino capo Bartolomeo “Pepe” Vernace finally had to face the music in 2013 when he was found guilty of a 1981 murder and various racketeering charges. His victim was an innocent bar owner who had nothing to do with the mob. Vernace on the other hand rose rapidly through the underworld while dodging murder…Continue
Thirteen mobsters part of New York’s Genovese crime family were arrested yesterday and charged with running an illegal off-shore gambling operation, loansharking, tax evasion, and selling untaxed cigarettes.
The highest ranking wiseguy in this typical mob bust is Salvatore “Sallie” DeMeo. At age 76, DeMeo has seen…Continue
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By Robert Sberna - www.robertsberna.com
By any measure, mobster Carmine Agnello has led a fascinating life. But perhaps the most curious aspect is his propensity to repeat history. As a made member of the…Continue
Eighteen members and associates of New York’s Genovese crime family were indicted yesterday and charged with racketeering conspiracy, involvement in a murder conspiracy, an attempted murder, an extortion conspiracy, and an illegal gambling operation.
Chief among the defendants are 74-year-old Robert “Old Man”…Continue
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Bonanno family mobster Joseph Sammartino Sr. was born in the Marion section of Jersey City. It was a part of town that was the typical blue-collar Italian neighborhood that has always been a preferred recruiting ground for the Mafia.
Growing up in Marion section, Sammartino Sr. quickly adapted to the tough streets. As one…Continue
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Louis L. DiNunzio, an alleged member of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston this week for conspiring to traffic over 40 kilograms of marijuana. The 29-year-old mobster was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $10,000.
In September 2015, DiNunzio, of Medford,…Continue
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Giovanni "John" Cerbone is an alleged made member of the Colombo crime family in New York. According to Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes, 43-year-old Cerbone is part of the crew run by Colombo captain Joseph Amato.
Though he has a…Continue
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Looking every bit of his 80 years, Bonanno gangster Vincent Asaro went…Continue
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Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello (photo above) was charged with running a multi-million dollar scam at his Cleveland scrapyard, yesterday. Authorities accused Agnello of theft, money laundering, conspiracy, and injecting race horses with banned substances.
Along with the New York mobster eleven others were implicated in the…Continue
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Genovese captain Daniel Pagano (above) was hit with racketeering charges in early August of 2014. Authorities alleged he participated in a racketeering conspiracy in which he committed extortion, loansharking, and operated an illegal gambling business. It was the latest bust in a long mob career for the 61-year-old Pagano. In 2015, he…Continue
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By David Amoruso
Eleven members and associates of the Genovese crime family were charged with racketeering charges for allegedly reaping millions of dollars in criminal profits in New Jersey through loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling and money laundering, including laundering of proceeds from narcotics trafficking. Using…Continue
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It’s a definite no-no. If you are part of the Mafia, you do not go after, and certainly do not kill, police officers. In America at least. In Sicily. That’s a different story altogether.
So how and why the events of the night of Tuesday, January 21st, 1987, unfolded on a street in the borough of Queens, New York is almost as big a mystery now…Continue
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